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Safety Jalen Watkins #14 of the Florida Gators breaks up a pass to wide receiver Wesley Tate #24 of the Vanderbilt Commodores November 5, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (Source:  Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Eagles Select DB Watkins, DL Hart

Chip Kelly is loading up on players he recruited.

05/10/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013

Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.

01/21/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step Up

The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.

12/31/2013

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown with teamamates against the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?

Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?

12/31/2013

San Francisco 49ers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kaepernick, 49ers Rip Bucs 33-14, Win 4th In A Row

The San Francisco 49ers are hitting their stride at the right time.

12/15/2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 20: Derek Cox #22 of the San Diego Chargers deflects a pass intended for Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at EverBank Field on October 20, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jaguars Struggling And Not Winning Games

The Jacksonville Jaguars already have double-digits losses at home and on the road. They might add abroad to the resume next week.

10/20/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Conference Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII? AFC Vs. NFC

Each team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?

09/06/2013

Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots

Around The NFL: Judge Drops Vilma’s Suit, Ryan Leaf Back To Prison, Cards Hire Arians

Ryan Leaf has taken a road that had him at the top of his game to not even having his freedom.

01/18/2013

Stanford v Oregon

Around The NFL: Chip Kelly Drops Out Of College, Bears Look North, LA Gets No Team In 2013

Coaches are allowed to change their minds, right?

01/17/2013

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